Think outside the box! We came up with three unusual reasons for playing in the Keohane Individual in Newton, MA, on the first weekend in January. Investigate them here.
District Director: Rich DeMartino has posted his report from Phoenix. You can read it here. This is your best source of insider information about the ACBL: who, what, when, where, and why. Past reports are always available through the tab at the left.
Schedule Changes for 2014: There are five important changes for 2014. Check the calendar for details.
No "Do's" This Week: John Stiefel highlights two approaches to avoid In this week's article on bridge techniques.The complete archive, which now totals all of the Buzz plus six additional articles, is available through the "Learn from the Experts" tab.
Busy as ...: The "B's Needs" committee, which aims to boost attendance at tournaments, has released its minutes from the meeting in Mansfield. The document also includes a roster of its members and comprehensive lists of its recommendations at both the regional and club level as well as who was assigned each task and what has been accomplished so far. You can read the reports here or through the tab at left.
The INCrowd: Pages for intermediates, novices, and newcomers are now an integral part of NEBridge.org. The tab for the I/N pages (you may need to scroll down to see all of the options) is the portal to a wealth of information about tournament bridge in
Conventions: The ACBL allows districts to set their own rules on allowable conventions at their regional events. Current District 25 rules on conventions are the standard but not universal ones throughout the ACBL, that mid-chart conventions are allowed in Flight A, Flight A/X, and top brackets of knockouts so long as all teams are above the 1500 masterpoint level, but not in Flight A/B or lower brackets of knockouts.
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